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I hope you found a friendly place to stay--far away
A pillow upon which your head to lay--far away
I hope you found an open door, a bed, a pallet on the floor,
A warm, clean, dry spot in a bale of hay--far away.

I hope you found a penny's worth of pay--far away.
An honest job to fill the honest day--far away.
I hope you found your calling true, some interesting stuff to do,
A box of matches with which you might play--far away.

I hope you found your way back from the bottom of the sea.
I hope a different fish than swallowed you will swallow me.
And when the shell collector finds you living at Land's End,
I hope to only hear it from a mutual friend.

I hope you found a place out of the fray--far away.
A corner where no bell will ring today--far away.
A place for taking off the gloves, where it neither comes to push nor shove,
And the peace of mind for which I know you pray is not far away.


from Professor Gum's Euphonious Elixir, released April 14, 2013



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Professor Gum is the song-writing alter ego of Montgomery Kane, a fingerstyle guitarist and dad from Pittsburgh, PA. His first collection of songs sets up shop in the territory somewhere in between 'Puff, The Magic Dragon' and 'Poisoning Pigeons In The Park.' ... more

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